There is nothing like a Marvel red carpet – and no two are the same. I recently hit up LA and attended the Thor: Ragnarok premiere and of course, it was an amazing experience. I was really excited about this one because it was at one of my favorite theaters – the El Capitan Theatre – which I had not been to for a while. It is a totally gorgeous and historic theater and I highly recommend that everyone go visit it at some point in their life. I knew this was going to be a busy carpet, but I didn’t realize just how amazing the vibe would be. It was so high energy and buzzing with excitement.
I am so excited to let you guys know that I am heading to LA for the #ThorRagnarokEvent with 24 other awesome bloggers in a couple of weeks! Make sure you follow along 10/9 to 10/11 as I do so many cool things including walking the red carpet at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere. I will also be chatting with some of the cast and filmmakers, so if you have any questions, please let me know. That is not all we will be doing though, so check out the full details here.
Let’s face it, 2017 has already been a pretty good year for movies. Especially for geeks like me! I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now we have Thor: Ragnarok to look forward to. I know I have told you guys time after time, but I am am a pretty big comic book fan. I have been reading Marvel Comics since I was a little girl – and Thor has always been a favorite of mine. If you don’t know much about Thor and Hulk besides what you have seen in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), I encourage you to pick up these few comics to familiarize yourself with them more.
As you probably know, Taika Waititi is directing Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters on November 3rd, 2017. When I heard this news, I was thrilled – because I love his work. But in talking with friends about it, I was honestly surprised by how many knew nothing about him or his movies. I immediately gave them a list of three movies and told them to watch them right away.
As you probably know, I was lucky enough to hit the red carpet for the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 premiere and interview the cast. It immediately became my favorite comic book movie for many reasons. This movie brings the feels, y’all. It is incredibly well done. The cast, the director, the humor, the emotions – all reasons to love it. GotG Vol. 2 is out on digital HD right now, and will hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on August 22nd. To help celebrate, I threw a movie night under the stars with my family – and I am sharing our fun with you so you can do the same!
I am really looking forward to Marvel’s Inhumans coming to ABC in September. The Inhumans comic book series is one of my favorites and has been for a long time. The characters are all amazing and the story lines always have me hooked. Black Bolt and Medusa are one of my absolute favorite comic book couples. Now, I know many people out there don’t know much about The Inhumans. I put together a list of my favorite trade paperbacks that are sure to get you hooked on them – and also ready for the ABC TV Series!
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Ant-Man and The Wasp and I am beyond excited! I loved the first movie – despite being a tad bit nervous about it. As you know, I am a comic book girl, and so I prefer the Hank Pym version of Ant-Man. I was hoping to see a movie revolved more around him when it was first announced, but we ended up with a focus on Scott Lang. All that being said, I would not change a thing. Paul Rudd is PERFECT as Scott. Ant-Man is one of the funniest Marvel movies (right up there with both Guardians) and I have seen it more times than I can count.
One upcoming show that I cannot wait for is Inhumans! I have been reading these comics for years and years and years and cannot believe that I will be seeing some of my favorite characters like Black Bolt and Lockjaw on TV. Of course, I will also be watching the first two episodes in IMAX theaters – how could I not? The first trailer we saw had me excited – the second one was just released at SDCC and it has me BLOWN AWAY! September 29th cannot come soon enough!
So many amazing announcements came out of D23 Expo this past weekend. If you follow me on Twitter (@MamasGeeky) then you likely saw them all. I was tweeting and retweeting as fast as my little fingers would let me! I am not ashamed to admit that a few times I teared up just reading all the announcements (and I was over 2,500 miles away!). I may have let out a few gasps and screams as well – yes, my husband was very annoyed with me. But all that is besides the point. What I want to focus on are my favorite movie announcements that came out of D23 Expo – even though they were all amazing.
I want to preface this review by saying that I enjoyed both Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. Loved them even. As you likely know by now if you come here regularly, I am a giant Marvel Comics fan. That means that at times, I can be picky about the movies that bring my favorite characters to life. I will be honest, I went in to Spider-Man: Homecoming not knowing what to expect. But I was blown away by it. Dare I say it was my favorite Spider-Man movie to date? I do.
I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Kathy King to celebrate the theatrical release of Sony Pictures & Marvel new film SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – In Theaters NOW. We are giving our fans 3 different ways to win 1 of 10 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
Everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging in to theaters soon. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. In order to help celebrate, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to give one lucky winner an awesome prize pack!
Calling all Spider-Man fans! Whether you are a die-hard fan or a family looking for a free way to entertain your aspiring superheroes, stop by Sony Square NYC and be surrounded by all things Spider-Man. In anticipation of the July 7th U.S. theatrical release of Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Sony Square NYC is providing an experience worthy of a standing ovation. Visitors to the showroom will get the chance to step into Peter Parker’s shoes (and leap off a crane to swing through the air in pursuit of Spider-Man’s nemesis The Vulture) in the Spider-Man: Homecoming VR experience on PlayStation®VR.
I have been reading Marvel comic books for as long as I can remember. One of my favorites has always been the Inhumans. I tend to really like the people from other planets, hence why Guardians of the Galaxy is also another one of my favorite teams. Something about Black Bolt though, has always intrigued me. The fact that by just muttering a word, he can destroy so much, is pretty brilliant. When I first heard that Marvel was going to do something with the Inhumans, I was thrilled. Then we were told the movie was being put on the back burner. All of a sudden, an Inhumans show on ABC was being talked about and I was beyond excited. Medusa and Black Bolt are one of my favorite comic book couples and I cannot wait to see what happens with them.
As I am sure many of you know by now, I am a HUGE Marvel fanatic. I collect the comic books, I collect the toys, I collect the movies – and I even have a few Marvel related tattoos. So I was thrilled to hear today that Sony Music announced the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. The soundtrack will be released on July 7 and is available for pre-order here.